Mozart – Retrospection

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Tracklist

1.
Gigue In G Major, KV 574
00:00
2.
Fantasia And Fugu IN C Major, KV 394 - Adagio - Fantasia
00:00
3.
Fantasia And Fugu IN C Major, KV 394 - Andante Maestoso - Fugue
00:00
4.
Sonata In C Major, KV 330 - Allegro Moderato
04:10
5.
Sonata In C Major, KV 330 - Andante Cantabile
03:55
6.
Sonata In C Major, KV 330 - Allegretto
03:50
7.
Minuet In D Major, KV 355 (594a; KV6:576b)
01:48
8.
Sonata In G Major, KV 283 - Allegro
00:00
9.
Sonata In G Major, KV 284 - Andante
00:00
10.
Sonata In G Major, KV 285 - Presto
00:00
11.
Fantasia In D Minor, KV 397
03:29
12.
9 Variations In D Major, After A Minuet Of Jean-Pierre Duport, KV 573
08:09
13.
Minuet In G Major, KV 1 (KV6:1e) / Minuet In C Major, KV 1, Trio (KV 6:1f)
01:38

Description

There is hardly any area of music that does not allow Mozart’s genius to achieve complete fulfilment. In the course of his brief life, he achieved such perfection that the listener can simply let the music pour over him and enjoy it. That Mozart is a particular favorite with a wide variety of audiences is closely related to his compelling qualities and broad range of characterization. His creative spectrum is so extensive and subtle that every listener can find his own favorite color within it. One senses from his music that he is truly open and honest. He knows how to translate his mood subtly into music. And so we encounter much of his wit, joy, and childlike quality as well as deep sensitivity, grief, and sentimentality. The expression of feelings is so manifold and powerful, that many people misunderstand Mozart and assess him falsely as a ‘jocose’ composer. This superficial assessment is just as dangerous for any would-be interpreter of Mozart’s music.
Even though Mozart was essentially a joyful personality, his life was also marked by suspense, disillusionment, and hope…and all of this is mirrored in his music. His piano music is not ‘pianistically’ but ‘orchestrally’ conceived. I, of course, do not know what Mozart would have thought of a modern piano, but just these very orchestral sounds—nuances, changing tone qualities, and articulations such as delicate piano legato passages and strong tutti style fortes— can be better reproduced, in my opinion, on this modern 1906 Steinway than on a fortepiano.

Additional information

Artists

Recording location

Doopsgezinde Kerk Deventer, The Netherlands

Mastering equiment

Sadie Audio system

Mastering engineer

Jared Sacks

Mixing console

Rens Heijnis Custom made

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Recording format

PCM 44.1

Analog to digital converter

Prism 24 bit / Genex Recorder

Recording date

September 1998

Editing

Jared Sacks

Composers

Recording engineer

jared Sacks

Producer

Jared Sacks

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Genre

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Digital to analog converter

Sony

Press reviews

La Presse Montréal

(…) une grande eloquence, une prime tendresse, et une fraîcheur qui en fait un petit bijou. (…) Il fait chanter Mozart!!!

Utrechts Nieuwsblad

(…) Een stijlechte aanpak (…) (…) een gevarieerde opzet die hem van de meeste pianisten onderscheidt (…)

Musik Manual

(…) die cd siedelt sich zwischen virtuosen Horowitz und perlendem Peraiha an.

Le Monde de la Musique

(…) Une interpretation inventive et sensible (…) (…) La maturité stylistique de ce pianiste de 22 ans est étonnante de sincérité et de poésie. (…)

Salzburger Nachrichten

(…) eine Mozart cd, die effreulicherweise nicht ist wie andere – und das mag für sich schon etwas heißen.

Salzburger Nachrichten

Eine Mozart cd, die erfreulicherweise nicht ist wie andere – und das mag für schon etwas heißen.

Pianowereld

(…) Plezierige pianomuziek, integer gespeeld door een alleraardigste jonge muzikant op een mooi instrument en technisch prachtig vastgelegd.

American Record Guide

(…) He has some interesting ideas about accents and ornamentation (…)

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